Program Evaluation Rubric
Reviewing the requirements based on the Georgia education laws, state board
policies, state guidelines, and selected National Standards was very reflective. Overall
the five targeted indicators and categories are mostly proficient.
Within the Students Achievement and Instruction category the reasons for
proficiency are due to the inability to collaborate. The media specialist is an activity
teacher, therefore, during planning times, she is teaching. One form of collaboration is
the media specialist’s use of the curriculum maps to plan for projects and lessons. The
media specialists strengths within this domain include her knowledge of the Georgia
Performance Standards, Marzano training and past collaboration with units and meeting
the needs of both reading curriculum and recreational reading.
Category two, Staffing, is also proficient, due to the fixed schedule mentioned
above. The certified librarian is not available for the entire school day. The librarian
splits schools, ½ day in a Prek-2nd setting and ½ day in the 3rd and 4th grade building.
The school does provide a paraprofessional for the entire school day.
Under category three, Facilities, Access, and Resources the media center is
exemplary under all domains except 1, once again due to a fixed schedule, which
prohibits the librarian from being present at all times. However, the support of the media
specialist paraprofessional students have access to the library all day. In the library the
technology resources are often used and you will frequently see small groups around
the library or students just reading. Other print and digital resources are readily
available, students have 1:1 technology and teachers have their own laptop. Teachers
and students in the 3rd and 4th grade building often use the OPAC system to find library
books as well as GALILEO to search for reliable information.
Target indicator four also has many exemplary elements. The system media
contact person acts as the department liaison by meeting monthly with all media
specialists. .Library happenings and reading celebrations are encouraged by
administrative leaders. Administrators also provide budgetary support by allowing four
book fairs a year, which supports all library needs. Also Title 1 funding is allocated to the
school library for updated print and digital materials. The media specialist also has a
media committee that meets twice a year to help guide library decisions and
Based on the above evaluation, I do have two recommendations for the media
center. Suggestions for the library based on the evaluation rubric include, collaboration
efforts and more involvement with professional learning opportunities for teachers.